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Fifth Sunday of Lent

April 10, 2011

THERE ARE REASONS

The story of Lazarus is one the often brings up a few questions; specifically, why Jesus would delay in responding to the needs of his friends?

Each of us has experienced the seemingly unresponsiveness of God, and it leaves us just as frustrated as it left Martha and Mary.

And while we can accept that ‘everything happens for a reason’, it does not make our suffering any less difficult to endure.

But there are several lessons for us in this story – one is that our suffering does not go unnoticed.  When Mary went to Jesus, Jesus saw her pain and wept.

Our challenge is to see the bigger picture and trust that God is indeed moved by our struggles.

CLICK HERE for the Readings for the Fifth Sunday of Lent: (Ezekiel 37.12-14; Romans 8.8-11; John 11.1-45)

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